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Old English: a quick guide
Hana Videen explores the Old English language and reveals what it can tell us about daily life at the time it was spoken
The medieval language of Old English is full of linguistic gems. Speaking to David Musgrove, Dr Hana Videen opens up this treasure chest of words to reveal what the language can tell us about daily life at the time it was spoken
Hana Videen is the author of The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English (Profile Books, 2021)
David Musgrove is content director of the HistoryExtra.com website and podcast, plus its sister print magazines BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed. He has a PhD in medieval landscape archaeology and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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